• Continental, A Film without Guns

    2007. Canada. Stephane Lafleur. 103 min.

New York premiere

Saturday, March 15, 2008, 4:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Continental, A Film without Guns

    2007. Canada. Written and directed by Stephane Lafleur. With Marie-Ginette Guay, Gilbert Sicotte, Real Bosse. In this assured, bone-dry, and quietly wacky debut feature, the "continental" is a line dance in which no one touches anyone else. The dance is a fitting metaphor for the passing movements of four people connected by the disappearance of a salesman in the opening moments of the film: the salesman's "abandoned" wife, the world-weary detective assigned to his case, his business replacement, and a very strange young motel receptionist. The film is full of surprises, and its singular tone, elegant and curiously lucid, remains sharp throughout. In French; English subtitles. 103 min.

In the Film exhibition Canadian Front, 2008

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